We hope you enjoy reading about all the activities at the Simkin Centre.
The Centre is preparing for Passover. One of the components to preparing is spending time with staff explaining what Passover is. Barb Findlay from our Spiritual Health Department is conducting several 30 minute sessions with staff this week to share with them the origins of Passover, the rituals and their meaning. Because we are a Jewish personal care home, we make every effort to teach our staff about the Jewish traditions of our residents. Thank you to our Spiritual Health Department for this extra effort. If you would like to make a donation to our Spiritual Health Department, please contact Aviva Tabac at 204-589-9027. We rely on your donations to keep the Department going.
On March 18, 2019, the Leadership Team made themselves available to residents and family for a one hour Meet & Greet. It was a great opportunity to ask questions, listen to concerns, talk about ideas, and just visit. Cookies and coffee were served. We hope to do this again.
“Dusti” brought joy and comfort to our residents last week. Larry and Dusti volunteer on a regular basis. Thank you for taking the time to share your Dusti with us.
“Emotionally, animals can provide seniors with companionship, as well as the following:
A sense of caring and gentleness as many animals instinctively nurture ailing humans. Increased self esteem as seniors find they can care for the pet or the animal enjoys seeing them. Decreased anxiety and depression by fo…rming a nurturing bond with an animal. Reduced loneliness by caring for and spending time with an animal.
Increased social interaction with other patients or animal handlers. Higher comfort levels when visiting with family members in the presence of the pet.”
[excerpt from seniors.lovetoknow.com/pet_therapy]